KAMPALA – 12 children and 10 adults of the Watoto Children’s Choir have been quarantined in Entebbe after a member of their team tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement dated March 27, Pastor Julius Rwotlonyo, Associate Team Leader Watoto informed the Watoto Family that one of the adult chaperones on the Watoto Children’s Choir, who returned from a tour to the UK a week ago, tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to Rwotlonyo, the individual who tested positive has been isolated from the rest of the group after displaying mild symptoms.
“We are monitoring his condition closely. His family has been informed and we’re in constant contact with them,” Rwotlonyo said adding that the church is working closely with Ministry of Health and the assigned health workers to follow all the necessary precautions to curb any further spread of the virus.
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The Church also pledged to protect the privacy of the affected Team Member in fulfillment of its confidentiality policies, appointing Pastor Rwotlonyo as the only official Spokesman for all matters relating to COVID-19.
– About Watoto Children’s Choir –
Watoto Children’s Choir is a group of African children choirs based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church. Each is composed of about eighteen to twenty-two children.
The choir has travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s most vulnerable children and women. On almost every day of the year, the choir is performing somewhere in the world. That means thousands of people get to meet some of the future leaders. People see their smiles and are embraced by their hugs.
The choir serves many purposes. It raises awareness about the work of Watoto globally. It’s also leadership training for children, providing a strong sense of responsibility while experiencing different cultures.